Posts Tagged ‘ germany ’

a match made in heaven

October 24, 2011
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some strange cosmic serendipity has brought two phenomenal artists into my life, the first being tomas saraceno and his mind-blowing balloon structures and cities; the second, italo calvino and his two collections of outrageous short stories about the origins of the universe and imaginary cities, cosmicomics and invisible cities. the use of space, air, lightness and being, plus...
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shuck it all

September 15, 2011
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i was so happy to have my great friends tasja & andi in town for a few days from germany! they were doing a classic california roadtrip and started and finished here in the bay area. we were lucky enough to spend a lot of quality time together, including a getaway to the headlands...
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chag purim!

March 19, 2011
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Trzebinia, Poland, Purim, 1938 tonight is the start of purim, one of the happiest, most celebratory jewish holidays! as a kid, purim was always the best holiday because you got to wear a crazy costume, eat a ton of hamantaschen (triangle shaped jelly-filled cookies), and crank your gragger at the mention of the bad...
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munich marriage

July 10, 2010
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how could i forget one of the main reasons i went to europe– chris & ramu’s wedding! married at starnberger see outside of munich on june 6th, a magical fairy tale wedding on the lake with absolutely perfect weather! we spent the whole day celebrating with games, tons of food, drinks, DANCING and a...
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berlin landscapes

June 22, 2010
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i have never had a bad time in berlin. not even when i lost my cell phone on new year’s; or when i coincidentally ran into an ex-boyfriend in the turkish market; or when i got busted TWICE in one trip for not buying a train ticket. for some reason this city just calls...
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CELEBRATION ROOM #2

June 20, 2010
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a bit off-the-cuff, but as we were sitting on the ufer in the evening berlin breeze, ian suggested i decorate the tree before us with my paper chains. seeing that it’s a community effort, these CELEBRATION ROOMS, i took his advice and had carsti help me hang a few paper chains in a tree...
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BIG THINGS AHEAD: IAN

June 19, 2010
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ian and i go way back. we were just kids studying together back in munich, an odd couple but somehow it worked out. maybe it’s our motivation that keeps us connected– ian always pushed me to do things i was too jaded or too cool to do and i always told him what music...
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uschi!

June 3, 2010
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one of the best things to come out of munich is 60s/70s model/groupie/superstar uschi obermaier! she didn’t do much but look hot, kick it in communes in berlin, prance around naked, have affairs with the rolling stones, smoke pot and drive w/her longtime partner, bockhorn, all around the world (india, pakistan, mexiko, afrika…). tasja,...
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ON time, etc.

June 3, 2010
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wednesday, 2. june 2010 visited the haus der kunst on this rainy day in munich. great exhibit of the daled’s collection of conceptual art, or at least the (mostly paper) evidence of it. on kawara‘s postcards and date paintings are an intriguing and visually sound example of the exploration of time, personal experience, travel,...
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wallfall

November 16, 2009
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forgot to blog-ebrate the 20 year anniversary of the fall of the berlin wall. such a momentous time not only for germans, but for the whole world! im so thankful to have known berlin as one whole city, and that for the past twenty years and into the future everyone else can too, in...
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